Spring Art Fair coming to Battle

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THE first ever Pure Spring Art Fair will open its doors on Good Friday (April 6) at the PowderMills Hotel, Battle.

Organised by the Rye based Pure Arts Group, who also organise the highly acclaimed September Battle Art Fair, this exhibition will be curated by Brenda Hartill RE and will bring together a prestigious group of internationally renowned and collected artist/printmakers, who have never before exhibited together and are very rarely seen outside London.

Exhibited artwork will be for sale both at the exhibition and on online at www.puregallery.org

Exhibiting invited artists include Mychael Barratt RE, Dawn Cole, Fernando Fiejoo ARE, Brenda Hartill RE, Carole Hensher RE, Katherine Jones, Cathryn Kemp, Frank Kiely RE, Marina Kim, Anita Klein PPRE Hon RWS, Toni Martina RE, Bryan Poole RE, Trevor Price RE and Will Taylor SGFA.

Print demonstrations will take place every day throughout the exhibition.

These will be practical hands on demonstrations by professional working artists, which will show visitors, first hand, various print processes, including dry point, copperplate etching, mezzotint and collagraph.

Example plates will be inked and printed on site and the demo prints will be signed by the artist and available to purchase on the day in aid of the charity MERU www.meru.org.uk

Brenda Hartill will also lead a free talk on Easter Monday (April 9) from 2pm on the subject What is an Original Fine Art Print. Email info@pureartsgroup.co.uk to reserve a seat.

Discussion will be based on the nature of an artists original print and how to tell the difference between this and a reproduction.

In Battle town itself on Easter Saturday (April 7) there will also be a community event, based around the subject of Original Printmaking.

Led by Battle Arts, there will be an Artist and Makers Fair taking place in the Memorial Hall, an Historic Postcard Exhibition sponsored by Judges Postcards Ltd and Sampsons Ltd and an artist run cafe.

For more information on the Art Fair, vist www.pureartsgroup.co.uk or www.puregallery.org to view artwork.

Pure Arts group work with an annually selected and invited group of artists.

Call for entries opens annually on April 1.

For more information visit the ‘for artists’ section on the website www.pureartsgroup.co.uk